Art, Justice, and CST

Social Concerns Seminar
CSC 23200

When publication for The Catholic Worker newspaper was underway, Dorothy Day went looking for an artist to illustrate the columns. She found Fritz Eichenberg, who captured both the ragged and the divine in the faces of his woodcuts, for it was this feature that revealed not only a person's identity but also their shared created-ness. Eichenberg explains, "To me this is the one way to get people to understand one another. If you don't look a person in the face, you won't know a thing about him. But everything is written there, you just have to learn how to read it." This course will position art as the lens through which to perceive human dignity and the realities that both threaten and enhance it. Students will move beyond the verbal and analytical to explore principles of Catholic Social Tradition enfleshed in the visual arts, access art studio time to create their own images, and discern their respective vocations as creators imagining a new society.

This seminar does not have a Spring break immersion.

Class Dates: Thursdays: 5:05–6:20 p.m., February 1–April 5, 2022

This course requires an application. Learn more and apply using the link below.

There is no fee for this seminar.
Application Process: 
  • (1) Completed application and (2) Possible interviews (you will be notified about interviews via email).
  • Registration approval will be granted by the department upon acceptance into the Seminar.
  • Notification of seminar placement will happen before the University deadline to register through NOVO.
  • If you are not selected for participation in your first choice of seminars, you will be given the opportunity to participate in another seminar if there is still availability.
  • By submitting the application, you confirm you are in good academic standing.
  • For admitted students, the cost for this seminar is charged to your student account upon completion of the immersion. Full seminar fee may be charged for all withdrawals on or after the second date of the seminar class session.
  • Contact for inquiries regarding financial assistance. 
  • With questions about your application, email


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